Homework for May 20

#1
I have no idea, obviously, if "The Second Coming" (the title of tonight's episode) is any sort or reference to the famous Yeats poem, but I figured I would post this just to see if starts the wheels turning in some of your heads...




TURNING and turning in the widening gyre
The falcon cannot hear the falconer;
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world,
The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere
The ceremony of innocence is drowned;
The best lack all conviction, while the worst
Are full of passionate intensity.

Surely some revelation is at hand;
Surely the Second Coming is at hand.
The Second Coming! Hardly are those words out
When a vast image out of Spiritus Mundi
Troubles my sight: somewhere in sands of the desert
A shape with lion body and the head of a man,
A gaze blank and pitiless as the sun,
Is moving its slow thighs, while all about it
Reel shadows of the indignant desert birds.
The darkness drops again; but now I know
That twenty centuries of stony sleep
Were vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?

Re: Homework for May 20

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FBI agent, I'm going to close this thread only because the poem has been quoted several times already in the Vegas/Peyote thread and I don't want to fragment the discussion. Please feel free to add your own musings there.:icon_wink:

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